Summary: An unusual Aboriginal engraving site on a vertical rock surface, which includes a Baiame and Daramulan figure.

Not far from the Benowie Track is an unusual Aboriginal engraving site, with overlapping engravings carved on a rock surface. It’s difficult to determine the individual motifs as they are intertwined: Stegg & Campbell included this in their book as illustrates the challenges of interpreting Aboriginal rock engravings: “It also brings into discussion the problems of recording sites when one has preconceived ideas about the subject-matter, or indeed when one has no idea of the subject matter“. The figures (arguably) include a Baiame figure, and a seated Daramulum figure with an infant or small child on his lap, and a koala.

Benowie Track vertical engraving

Benowie Track (Berowra Waters) - Site Summary

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